I'm aware that many of you are die-hard Emmitt Smith fans and you never questioned his contribution to this team. But it's also safe to say that many of us, while appreciating Smith as one of the best RB's of all time, we were hesitant to annoint him as the "best" or even top 3-4 of all time. However, I'm beginning to appreciate Emmitt more as I watch Julius Jones. No, this isn't a subtle attack on Julius Jones. JJ is clearly one of the best RB's in the league today in my opinion. However, JJ hasn't developed into a respectable goal line runner nor has he demonstrated the durability associated with the position. I don't really blame Julius Jones for lacking these qualities. His size alone can explain why he isn't a better goal line runner or more durable. Honestly, I'm okay with that. His contribution to this team more than makes up for a lack of those qualities. Instead it just makes me appreciate how truly special Emmitt was. He was nearly the same size as Julius Jones yet he played like a much larger RB and that fact is amazing. In the past, we used to explain Smith's success was due to a fantastic O-line. However, our offensive line at the beginning of the season was quite good as well. As I was JJ fall, I remember how Emmitt would run over some guy and somehow get 3 or 4 more yards out of that play that JJ is unable to do. Again, this isn't meant as an attack on JJ; it shows how superhuman Emmitt Smith was. In short, Julius Jones makes me appreciate Emmitt for qualities that I may have overlooked in the past. Were any of you in my situation?